Privacy Notice - Funeral Service Webcasting

What this privacy notice is for

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary privacy notice at

This notice provides additional privacy information for:

  • Members of the public
  • Funeral Directors and their representatives
  • Employees of Oldham Council

Updating our privacy notices

We may update or revise our privacy notices at any time so please refer to the version published on our website for the most up to date details.

What we use your information for

We collect your personal information for the following purpose(s):

  • the live broadcast of a funeral service via the internet and recording

What categories of personal information we use

Personal information can be anything that identifies and relates to a living person. This can include information that when linked with other information, allows a person to be uniquely identified. For example, this could be your name and contact details.

The law treats some types of personal information as ‘special’ because the information requires more protection due to its sensitivity. This information consists of:

  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Sexuality and sexual life
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Trade union membership
  • Political opinions
  • Genetic and bio-metric data
  • Physical or mental health
  • Criminal convictions and offences

In order to carry out these purposes we collect and obtain the following personal information.

Category of personal data

Special/ Sensitive

Physical description








Cultural /Social identifiers or information about family life


Images and audio recordings


Physical or mental health


Racial or ethnic group


Religious beliefs or similar


Sexual life/orientation


Please note: the natural function of a camera by default may record categories of sensitive information about you as an individual, however, this is incidental to the intended purpose and is not used for any other processing purposes

Legal basis for processing

The legal basis for processing and or sharing your personal information is: 

  • Article 6 (1)(b) – Performance of a Contract

Information sharing/recipients

We may share personal information about you with the following organisations:

  • Funeral Directors/Funeral Organisations
  • Azure Media Services (data storage)

As well as information collected directly from you, we also obtain or receive information from:

  • Funeral Directors/Funeral Organisations

Data Transfers beyond European Economic Area

We do not transfer any of your personal information outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’).

Automated Decisions

All the decisions we make about you involve human intervention.

Our Guide to Exercising Your Rights outlines the procedure to ask us for an automated decision to be reviewed by an appropriate officer. This can be found at     

How long we keep your data

We will only keep your personal information for as long as the law specifies or where the law does not specify this, for the length of time determined by our business requirements.

The live webcast is retained on Azure Media Services for 180 days where it is then automatically deleted

Where can I get advice

More information on how to seek advice in order to exercise your rights, raise a concern or complain about the handling of your personal information by the council can be found in the council’s privacy notice which can be found at